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Old 03-02-2007, 08:24 PM
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Out of the scrap bucket

I decided to see what I could come up with using just a spare chunk of damascus that was in the bucket. My first big advantage was that this was a piece of Matt Walker damascus. This is what I ended up with. 8 inches of carved damascus that I decided to call "The Opera"
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:42 PM
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Slick..... Looks like you got over that "lack the artistry" hump.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:48 PM
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Thanks to you, Matt
It helps when you have a chunk of steel like that one. I don't know how you do it but your steel grinds and carves so nice. I never have to worry about hitting a hard spot and it etches consistently every time. You make my job much easier.
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:06 PM
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Very classy.Nice lines


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Old 03-03-2007, 05:22 AM
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very nice Steve!. get your inspiration from the Sydney Opera House?
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:53 AM
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Flowing lines. A nice piece of art.


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Old 03-03-2007, 10:08 AM
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Beatiful lines Steve. I like it.

Now let me see.......where did I throw all those scraps?............

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Is this it? No handle? I think it plays very well by itself IMPO. May I ask what method you used to shape the groves? Off hand I can think of files, belt sander, grinding wheel or abrasive disk on a dremel.


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Old 03-03-2007, 11:14 AM
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Very creative Steve, Very nice piece of art.


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Old 03-03-2007, 11:27 AM
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I used an abrasive wheel an the dremel to start then went to files and finally to some cratex disks to clean up the grooves. The shape and the grooves were not planned ahead of time . The piece is fairly close to the size and shape that I found it. Once I started looking at it the grooves basically presented themselves.
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